redevelopment

Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code

City or County: 
Fort Myers Beach
State: 
FL

After incorporation, the Town of Fort Myers Beach FL needed to completely revise its land development code to implement a new comprehensive plan. The new plan revolved around a community design element that described how physical pieces of the town (open spaces, buildings, streets, and paths) work together to create a distinct local character amidst a tourism economy. The new code, adopted in 2003, uses a combination of conventional zoning districts for its stable neighborhoods plus form-based zoning districts for its redevelopment areas.

Miami 21

City or County: 
Miami
State: 
FL

**Driehaus Award Winner**

The City of Miami’s Form-Based Code is a national groundbreaking model because city officials completely replaced the existing zoning code. The code sets up walkable urbanism as the citywide default pattern for development and redevelopment. Miami 21 is the most sophisticated application of the SmartCode to date. The entire document is very well thought out and written. The table of contents and structure are very clear.

Heart of Peoria Form Districts

City or County: 
Peoria
State: 
IL

**Driehaus Award Winner**

The City of Peoria, Illinois, Form-Based Code is a national model for creating the form-based portions of a code - targeted to specific areas that offer great opportunities for revitalization - as part of a larger code update effort. This is a helpful model for those with a misconception that a form-based code can only be undertaken citywide. The visioning process for the areas addressed by this code established a clear basis for the regulations to implement those targeted visions.

Adoption date: 
August 1, 2010

Columbia Pike Plan and Code

City or County: 
Arlington County
State: 
VA

Columbia Pike was the most underdeveloped area in a county that is otherwise built out. Located in an urban county that has seen explosive growth in recent decades, Columbia Pike, (a 3.5-mile urban corridor immediately across the Potomac River from downtown Washington, DC) had seen little development in the past 30 years. County leaders initiated this revitalization effort to bring economic development to the corridor through the creation of a form-based code to foster transit- and pedestrian-oriented infill redevelopment.

Station Area Form-Based Code

City or County: 
Farmers Branch
State: 
TX

**Driehaus Award Winner**

The Station Area is located within a struggling commercial district adjacent to interstate highway interchange. Farmers Branch initiated a master plan effort to prepare for anticipated redevelopment of the district in conjunction with extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail line to the city. The master plan calls for creation of strong development regulations that are consistent with the community's vision.

Midtown Corridors Code

City or County: 
Ventura
State: 
CA

**Driehaus Award Winner**

Main Street and Thompson Boulevard are commercial corridors in Ventura's midtown community surrounded by 1920s-era residential neighborhoods. The 30-year-old zoning standards permitted six-story buildings on the corridors, next to a neighborhood of one and two-story historic bungalows. The zoning code was either too vague or too permissive. The new Corridors Code gives much more detailed guidance of building placement on lots, frontage, mass and scale of buildings, and general design.

Downtown Specific Plan

City or County: 
Ventura
State: 
CA

Ventura wanted to reduce barriers and develop incentives to encourage redevelopment in the downtown area. The Specific Plan offers clear rules, certainty of process, and high-quality design that encourages walkable urbanism. In California, the Specific Plan allows for all policies, codes, and infrastructure improvements to be coordinated within one document.